Melbourne based artist Sean Morris creates some fantastically dark, weird, culty and downright bad-ass works involving sword wielding maidens, motorcycling harpies, and alligator riding vixens. He recently released a beautiful Risograph print ‘Heirlooms’ (featured above), curated a show around a King Brown Magazine issue 10 in NYC and even painted an immense mural for Jack Rabbit Slims, a nightclub in Perth, AUS. A self publisher as well, Morris has printed many killer zines and recently collaborated on a SICK skateboard with Surprise Skateboards in the US. While he was visiting in Los Angeles, we had a chance to catch up as well as chat a bit about his background, influences and favorite Vans.
1) Tell us about yourself. Name, where you’re from and what do you do?
I’m Sean Morris. I’m originally from Perth, Western Australia, but i switched coasts a little while back and i live in Melbourne. I make paintings and drawings, and do digital illustration.
Opening Photographs ‘SOFT’: A Woven Exhibition, presented by VANS & PBR
Curated by Sean Morris & Michael C. Hsiung, ‘SOFT’: A Woven Exhibition opened Saturday, Oct. 8th at Superchief Gallery LA. to art fans and textile loving folks alike. 'SOFT’ featured 30 artists works –from illustration, painting, and watercolor – translated onto machine-woven tapestries, all of which were made in the U.S.A in editions of 10. Artists included Bonethrower, SKINNER, Hannah Stouffer, Heather Benajmin, Austin England, Travis Millard, Luke Pelletier, Lauren YS, Michelle Blade, Mike Giant, and many more.
I was stoked to be asked to co-curate the new issue of Australian art mag Kingbrown, alongside Tom Groves from Black Canyon Projects.
I’ve been a big fan for years, so it was pretty dreamy to able to put together the line-up and interview a whole bunch of all time favourite artists and friends…. including Skinner, Hellen Jo, Saner, Malarko, Stevie Gee, Michael C Hsiung, Brendan Monroe, Lugosis, Cone The Weird, Simon Hanselmann, Sheryo, Matt Furie, Aiyana Udesen and Albert Reyes.
The mag comes with an embossed cover by Brendan Monroe, a poster by Malarko, sticker by Sheryo and a glow in the dark embroidered patch by Stevie Gee - all sealed inside a silkscreened brown bag designed by Future Colors of America.
Thanks to everyone who helped pull this together. Get it from kingbrownmag.com now!